14 October – 16 December 2017
Upstairs at GroundWork, there was a selection of ceramics by Hilary Mayo, made following a recent trip to Iceland. Collectively entitled Topography of a Landscape. this body of work is informed by the strangely addictive beauty of Iceland’s other worldly landscape, following the artist’s recent visits to the country. they demonstrate her completely different response to this changing and fragile environment.
The delicate pots in this series of works demonstrate the artist’s completely individual and powerful response to this changing and fragile environment. Working from photographs, memory and observed detail, ideas have evolved in terms of form and surface decoration, referencing receding glaciers and climate change so clearly evident in the topography of the Icelandic landscape.
“History lies before the eyes of the observer as a petrified, primordial landscape”Walter Benjamn